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Nature Store2 to host CHR manatee mailbox

By REFUGE / DDWS - | Dec 9, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED Jim and Patty Sprankle with the mailbox she painted, titled “Spoonie the Manatee — When manatees can fly.”

“Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge Emeritus Board Member Jim Sprankle and his wife, Patty, are among the 16 artist and artist teams that Community Housing and Resources has selected to paint and otherwise enhance a mailbox for its Manatee Madness fundraiser. The Sprankles’ Roseate spoonbill-inspired creation will soon grace the front of the newly opened Nature Store2, at 2250 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, as part of a self-guided art tour through March. After that, the mailboxes will be up for bid to support the mission of CHR. Once “Spoonie” arrives, come take a selfie with the Sprankle manatee and stop in to visit the new store.